sytchev shoots marseille ahead published: wednesday 13 august 2003, 23.00cet fk austria wien 0-1 olympique de marseille dmitri sytchev gives marseille a deserved win in vienna.
an early goal from russian international dmitri sytchev proved the difference between the sides in vienna as olympique marseille overcame austrian double winners fk austria wien.
sytchev completed a sweeping move from midfield with just four minutes gone, stroking the ball past austria keeper thomas mandl to put his side in command of the uefa champions league third qualifying round tie.
sytchev close again three minutes after opening the scoring, the russian was within inches of doubling the lead but his shot flew past the upright. austria responded to marseille's blistering start by creating two great openings in an enthralling five-minute spell.
austria respond first sean dundee's rasping drive forced a good save from vedran runje in the visitors' goal. then krzysztof ratajczyk's header flew just wide of the post.
deserved win the french side dominated the remainder of the game and could have scored more, notably when sytchev's 62nd-minute shot was well saved. after the game marseille coach alain perrin admitted his side deserved the win.
'we played well' "i thought we played well and am delighted with the win," said perrin. "i expected austria to put on a better show but they seemed to have a bad day. i think they will be tougher to beat in the return leg but if we play as we did today we should go through."
yardımcı hakemler: victoriano giraldez carrasco (esp), antonio cardos paterna (esp)
4. hakem: césar muñiz (esp)
austria wien: thomas mandl (gk), petter rudi, rabiu afolabi, ernst dospel, michael wagner (c), ivica vastic, vladimír janočko (dk. 59 richard kitzbichler), frank verlaat, krzysztof ratajczyk (dk. 50 paul scharner), sean dundee, radoslaw gilewicz (dk. 76 sigurd rushfeldt)
yedekler: joey didulica (gk), eric akoto, thomas flögel, thorstein helstad
teknik direktör: joachim löw (ger)
marseille: vedran runje (gk), daniel van buyten, brahim hemdani, mido (dk. 67 didier drogba), lucio fernandão (dk. 67 sylvain n'diaye), abdoulaye méïté, štěpán vachoušek, pascal johansen, dmitri sychev (dk. 82 salomon olembe), habib beye, fabio celestini (c)